New superyacht marina complex proposed for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the rehabilitation, improvement and operation of the Isla Grande Dry Dock in the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The proposal also covers the leasing, design, construction, financing and development of a superyacht marina complex.

Ingrid C Colberg-Rodríguez, executive director at the PRPA commented, "Puerto Rico is going to be the premier destination in the Caribbean for maintenance, repair and overhaul services of luxury vessels, while further fostering the growth of the service and tourism industries on the island.

"The RFP seeks to obtain proposals to transform the Isla Grande Dry Dock into a leading maritime-industrial centre for yacht and superyacht maintenance, and develop a marina site to provide services and luxury shopping, dining and accommodations for the yachting community."

With an area of 600,00ft², the proposed project is near to the Puerto Rico Convention Centre District and the Isla Grande Airport, which is owned by PRPA and has the capacity to receive private jets, charters and fixed-based operators.

The project will be part of the Port of San Juan, which has received on average 500 cruise ships on 14 cruise lines over the last five years. The port also received around 1.4 million passengers, and 2,340 cargo ships moving about 8.3 million short tons of cargo per year during the period.

Alberto Baco-Bague, the economic development and commerce secretary of Puerto Rico added, "Our fiscal advantages, diversified economy, physical infrastructure, human capital, and privileged location in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, make Puerto Rico an ideal spot for a first-class marina and a facility for maintenance, repair and overhaul of leisure vessels and superyachts."

For more information, visit Puerto Rico Ports Authority.

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